• Marketing career transitions: women marketers embedded in the profession?

      Foster, Carley; Brindley, Clare; Wheatley, Dan; Nottingham Trent University (British Academy of Management, 2014)
      This qualitative study explores a UK sample of 25 women marketing professionals and how their career paths are reached and moderated over time. The research addresses the women?s reasons for moving from corporate marketing careers to self-employment in marketing and discovers that their career anchor is their embeddedness in the marketing profession which remains a constant throughout their career. This suggests that marketing talent is being lost to the corporate environment but not necessarily to the profession. It also suggests that the profession needs to acknowledge these career transitions when offering support to those practicing marketing.